Düsseldorf-Jülich Symposium on Neurodegenera7ve Diseases 2017 Bildquelle: Fotolia

The symposium at a glance

19 Talks will be presented by internationally renowned experts over the course of three days. All speakers will give thorough general introductions into their topic before presenting their own latest research. This format aims to create a basis for cross-disciplinary discussion and enables early career researchers to learn about the current state of knowledge in a broad spectrum of Alzheimer’s research and related fields. A final panel discussion will take place on the last day to conclude the Symposium.

Key Topics: Abeta formation and elimination mechanisms, genetics of neurodegenerative diseases; ApoE, cholesterol and statins; mechanisms of seed formation and propagation; common mechanisms of neurodegeneration

Poster Session on the 2nd day. We welcome abstract submissions on Alzheimer`s related topics as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. Three Poster prizeswill be awarded: 1. Place: 500 Euro, 2. Place: 350 Euro, 3. Place 250 Euro. Winners will be chosen on site by a jury. The prizes are sponsored by the Joachim Herz Stiftung. To increase networking across career levels and disciplines, speakers will give guided poster tours to selected posters for small groups of participants of the symposium. The poster authors have the opportunity to explain and discuss their results with the group.

Talks by early career scientists – from the submitted abstracts, five will be chosen in advance by the organizers. The first authors of these five posters will be invited to give a short talk on their research in front of the audience of the symposium. 20-minute time slots are reserved in the program and spread out over the topic sessions.

Public science lecture on 1st day in German by Prof. Christian Haass (LMU München and DZNE) in the Maxhaus in Düsseldorf